Great MINDS is a project of Washington State Department of Health in collaboration with the WCAAP. We believe that all children in Washington State should have access to high-quality, comprehensive, family-centered medical homes that include regular developmental screenings. This project aims to:
- Increase training to pediatric providers and parents.
- Increase medical homes for children through collaboration with community and state partners.
- Promote state policies that support medical homes, reimbursement for developmental screening and the feasibility of a universal developmental screening (UDS) system.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
We have expanded our Great MINDS project to regional training events around the state. We have held regional trainings in Snohomish County, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla, Spokane, Adams County, Omak, Moses Lake, Cowlitz County, Wenatchee, Elma, Mason County, and Island County with more in the planning stages!
To learn more, please contact Program Manager Edna Maddalena.
Get Involved with Great MINDS
Do you want to better serve the children in your practice and become familiar with developmental screening and the referral process? Sign up for a Great MINDS training! A pediatrician and family advisor team up to present a FREE 1-1.5 hour training and follow up technical assistance. Training includes the following topics:
- Importance of using a screening tool
- Using a screening tool + billing
- Results, resources, and referrals
Validated screening tools are shown to result in faster referrals and early intervention services, which lead to better health and developmental outcomes!
The training we provide is based on successful modules used nationally, and developed in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, the University of Washington’s Medical Home Leadership Network and the Great MINDS Project Steering Committee. Participation in Great MINDS may also qualify you for MOC part 4 credit. To learn more, or to schedule a training, contact Project Coordinator Edna Maddalena.
Great MINDS Fact Sheet
Developmental Screening Orientation Webinar
The WCAAP hosted a Developmental Screening Orientation Webinar in coordination with the state’s Managed Care Organizations and the Great MINDS Developmental Screening Project. Sixty-nine people from across the state participated. The webinar was a brief introduction to the rationale, available screening tools, and guidelines and billing to help clinics assess readiness to participate in a regional in-person training. Click to download the presentation. Download